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Published: November 18, 2015 | Applies to:

Getting "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding" error in Windows 10? Fix it here.

Sometimes you may not be able to connect to the Internet due to miscellaneous causes. Most of the problems in such cases occurs due to network adapters. But in few situations, culprit may be network server rather than network adapter, which is preventing you from being connected. Today, we’ll discuss one such issue we faced recently on Windows 10 – it is still applicable to previous Windows editions.

In this scenario, we were not able to connect our system to web server. As usual, we performed some troubleshooting using Network Adapter troubleshooter. We also recommended you to try it as a first step of troubleshooting.

Recommended: How to use built-in troubleshooters in Windows 10

But running the troubleshooter found a problem that generally happens with wired (LAN and Ethernet) connections. Following was the error, which even the troubleshooter wasn’t able to fix.

Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

Now since the automation tool didn’t fixed the problem, we’ve to fix it manually. Here we also suggest you to restart your router and see if it makes any differences in the situation. If the problem still persists, you can try the fixes mentioned below.

FIX : Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

FIX 1 – By Configuring/Correcting TCP/IP Settings

1. Open Control Panel and navigate to Network and Internet > Network Connections. Here, do a right click on your Local Area Connection or Ethernet connection and select Properties.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

2. In the connection property sheet, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then hit/tap Properties.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

3. Next, select Obtain an IP address automatically and then select Obtain DNS server address automatically option. Click/tap OK.

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

4. Again in the network connections property sheet, select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) this time and perform step 2 and 3 with it. Close Control Panel and check the status of issue.

If the problem still exists, try FIX 2.

FIX 2 – Using Command Prompt

1. Right click on Start Button and select Command Prompt (Admin).

2. In the administrative or elevated Command Prompt, type following commands one by one and press Enter key after each:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

FIX Your Computer Appears To Be Correctly Configured, But The Device Or Resource (DNS Server) Is Not Responding

3. Once all commands executed successfully, close the Command Prompt and reboot. After restarting machine, you’ll find that problem is fixed and you can connect to the Internet now.

Hope this helps!

Also See: Unresolved “The Default Gateway Is Not Available” message in Network Adapter Troubleshooter.


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24 Comments

  • Thanks Kapil !! Will be helpful..

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ :)

  • Thank you, that fixed a major issue for me!!!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help :)

  • i am getting an error while executing the command ipconfig/release ..the error quotes……no operation can be performed on LAN while it has its media disconnected

  • I am getting the same error when I try to release and renew , I also have done every other fix that I have found on here to fix the “one or more network protocols are missing on this computer ” error, and nothing has worked yet.. still no Internet. . What else can I try?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Look forward to this fix and see if it helps you: http://www.kapilarya.com/windows-sockets-registry-entries-required-for-network-connectivity-is-missing

  • Thanks You, :)

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ ☺️

  • Fix 1 worked, wow! Thanks so much

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Awesome 😀

  • Hey kapil when i typed 3rd and 4th command error is howing
    media diconnected

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ If you ignore those errors for a while, is the issue resolved?

  • My issue is not yet resolved. If i put a DNS server manually it says device or resource is not responding and if i let it be dynamic like you told it says DNS server not responding. Also, i have tried different open DNS servers, none is working and i have tried fix 2 as well. It couldn’t help me. If u can help me i shall be greatful.

  • Also to inform my proxy settings and firewall both are off. This isn’t continuous with me i.e. Rarely, my net is connected but once or twice a day. I cant understand the issue, if it gets connected for sometime why not the other time?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try FIX 1 mentioned here and see if it helps: http://www.kapilarya.com/windows-sockets-registry-entries-required-for-network-connectivity-is-missing

  • It was helpful. Thanks alot

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad to hear that 😊

  • On my PC there is no ‘Network and Internet’ just ‘Network and Sharing Center’ which does NOT have the same menu options. Strange that you dont cover this.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ In ‘Network and Sharing Center’, click Change adapter settings and you’ll arrive in window shown in step 1.

  • None of it helped me.. arghh it pissing me off.. help other options???

  • I’VE TRIED IT ON MY OTHER COMPUTER WHICH IS USING ETHERNET. BUT I TRY IT ON THE OTHER COMPUTER USING WI-FI. ITS NOT WORKING. PLEASE HELP

  • I tried it but it didn’t help. Still cannot connect to the internet

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ You may try refreshing Windows 10: http://www.kapilarya.com/reinstall-windows-10-without-affecting-personal-files

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